Scale Virtual Desktops Faster with VMware Horizon

Download the report conducted by Principled Technologies to learn about the many advantages VMware Horizon offers over Citrix.

2023 Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Desktop as a Service

VMware was positioned as a Leader in this inaugural report for its Ability to Execute and Completeness of Vision.

Meet the Evolving Needs of Your Workforce

The fluctuating demand for remote work is placing unprecedented demands on IT admins, budgets and infrastructure. VDI & DaaS solutions based on VMware Horizon give you the ability to leverage your existing on-premises and cloud investments to securely and cost-effectively deliver remote desktops and applications while minimizing the added pressure placed on IT.

Easily Respond to the Demand for Remote Work

VMware Horizon allows you to place workloads strategically, on-premises or in the cloud, to deliver the best user experience quickly and securely to users in the office, at home, or anywhere in between. 

Compatible with Azure Virtual Desktop

Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure can take advantage of the features of Microsoft Azure Virtual Desktop, like multi-session Windows 10 and Windows 11, discounted Azure pricing, built-in licensing, and more. 

Unmatched User Experience

With optimizations for collaboration tools, 3D graphics, support for wide range of client devices and peripherals, and an adaptive protocol that optimizes itself to changing network conditions, Horizon delivers the best user experience. 

Expand with Industry-Leading Hybrid Capabilities

On-premises and cloud-based Horizon deployments leverage the Horizon Control Plane, so you can manage all Horizon environments from a single pane of glass with a common set of tools to manage apps and images, monitor environments, and assign desktops or applications.


Horizon Cloud on Microsoft Azure is a DaaS platform that manages the Horizon infrastructure for you, saving you time and decreasing cloud consumptions costs with advanced automation and power management.

Intrinsic Security Built In

VMware Workspace Security VDI delivers a more secure virtual desktop and application solution available for the distributed workforce by combining VMware Horizon and Carbon Black Cloud into a single, unified solution to help you achieve your Zero Trust goals. 

Products Relevant to This Solution

VMware Horizon delivers the ultimate in functionality and flexibility, leveraging these key components:

VMware Horizon

Customer-managed desktop virtualization infrastructure that can be deployed on vSphere in public clouds or on-premises.

Workspace ONE

VMware Workspace ONE is an intelligence-driven digital workspace platform that enables you to simply and securely deliver and manage any app on any device, anywhere.

Horizon Accelerator

Simplify virtual desktop and app management with the combination of powerful dashboard analytics and VDI experts dedicated to supporting Horizon Universal deployments.

Horizon Cloud

Modernize virtual desktop and app delivery while reducing costs with a next-generation hybrid DaaS platform.

Anywhere Workspace

Enable employees to work from anywhere with secure, frictionless experiences. The Anywhere Workspace builds trust to empower today’s distributed workforce.

App Volumes

Leverage a portfolio of applications and user management solutions for Horizon, Citrix Virtual Apps and Desktops, and RDSH to implement a fresh approach to published app deployments that reduces management time and infrastructure costs.

Related Resources

Reduce Overhead Management with VMware VDI and DaaS

Download this eBook to learn how VMware Horizon can help your organization unlock various use cases while optimizing desktop and app workloads, no matter where they are hosted.

Deriving Value from SaaS for Virtualized Desktop and App Virtualization

Learn more about how VMware Horizon, delivered as a service, can provide value to your organization and save you money along the way.

Horizon Cloud Surpasses Citrix in Product Performance

Access the report from Info-Tech Research Group to deep dive into individual performance metrics and see how Horizon outperforms Citrix across majority of the capabilities and features.

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